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CUBE ALPHABET<br>This experimental alphabet provides a (somewhat) practical response to the question of how to make viable letters from a standard square. My solution was to remove (or add) as few pieces from the whole as possible, to retain the integrity of the original shape. BRONZE BANANA<br>While in the process of learning about bronze casting, I somehow became convinced that making a mold of and casting a banana was a good plan. It turns out that I truly like the end result, and I'm glad that I decided to go forward with the project. BLIND-CONTOUR PORTRAIT<br>This blind-contour is a self-portrait, drawn while looking in a mirror and not looking at the paper as I outlined my features. I studied drawing for many years, and this exercise served to clarify and intensify the process of noting shapes and silhouettes. BOX PAINTING<br>Acrylic paint was the medium of choice for this painting, which presents a still-life of a cardboard box with some junk in it. The focus was on the light and the shadows and reflections. BRANDING IRON<br>This was one of my favorite metalworking projects—so much so that I decided to make a linocut print of it as well. The branding iron is definitely not made for actual use (no animals were harmed in the making of this object!), although it would be strong enough. BRONZE PEN BRACELET<br>This bracelet would be very useful in an office or school setting —I designed and built a wax model and then cast this bracelet in bronze, in order to hold three pens or pencils ready for use. CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL<br>A linoleum coffee cup print is combined with my letterpress personal definition for the (actually existing) “caffeine withdrawal syndrome,” set in Univers Light. PLAYING CARD PHOTO<br>The drama of this composition demonstrates one of the great things about photography—if the elements are arranged in a cohesive manner, the photo can be very powerful. STEEL CHAIR AND FOOT STOOL<br>Welding is often regarded as a purely utilitarian skill, but the projects that one attempts tell their stories in their execution. This chair and accompanying footstool were built so that no one would ever think of sitting on them. They are useful in a sense, but not in actuality. BIRCH TREE ILLUSTRATION<br>Birch trees are majestic, and I wanted to capture this beauty as simply as possible. The goal was to convey the feeling of a birch forest without overworking the vector drawing WASPS' NEST PAINTINGS<br>A pair of paintings, meant to complement each other. Using acrylic paint on canvas, I attempted to convey the fragility and paper-like quality of the nest. TRIANGLE NECKLACE<br>This necklace was crafted from sterling silver wire, with each triangle composed of three short segments with angled ends. The closure can be inserted into whichever triangle causes the necklace to be the correct length.
DIDOT TYPE SPECIMEN<br>The primary goal of this project was to demonstrate the various uses of the typeface Didot. These two spreads illustrate Didot's elegance and usefulness. DOT AND LINE DRAWINGS<br>This is a drawing that I made through the use of pencil dots and lines to connect them. Red pen colors each dot when it achieves exactly five lines stemming from it. The black and white image is a photograph of the process. SLOW MOTION<br>This somewhat odd piece portrays in a physical manner the motion of eggs as they fall from cups and onto the floor. EP 390 DENTAL CHAIR AD<br>Ergonomic Products produced a new dental patient chair that the company was very excited about, and they needed an advertisement that would illustrate the comfort and class of the chair. CHARCOAL SELF-PORTRAIT<br>I drew this while I was in high school, and I won a Scholastic Art Award for it. I still recall the hours spent agonizing over the hair falling across my nose and the drive to make it just right. HAND CASTING<br>Need a hand? This is a casting of mine. I made a mold and poured plaster in to make the positive result. HELP ME ETCHING<br>This is a copper-plate etching of a maze, which explicitly expresses its need for the viewer. The lines were carved into a ground which covered a copper plate, with the three paths in mind, and when the print was completed, the messages were traced in red pen. FRENCH HORN ILLUSTRATION<br>This piece was created with the goal of photorealism, and is based on a photograph originally found on Wikimedia Commons. It is very rewarding to compose a series of shapes and lines that come together to form a whole that tricks the eye (without using any of Adobe Illustrator's tracing options). PLASTIC IRON CAST<br>Although I am not exactly skilled in terms of ironing, I chose this prototypical home-based device for a plastic cast. I put the plugs in the mold before pouring in the liquid plastic so that they would be included in the finished product. LA COLLAGE PAINTING<br>This is one of a number of paintings that I produced with acrylic paint on large canvas that I stretched by hand. I enjoy the process of building a piece from the stretcher bars forward, stapling the canvas to create gallery corners. WHAT IS GRAPHIC DESIGN?<br>Graphic design means different things to everyone. Here is one of my thoughts… SYNAPTIA LOGO<br>This logo was designed for Ergonomic Products, which was looking to form a side project. THANKSGIVING CARD<br>Design Ergonomics wanted a card that they could send to their clients and partners, wishing everyone a happy holiday. I hand-drew the pumpkin and took the photograph of the pen before fitting the DE logo onto its barrel. TOOL MESS PRINT<br>This is pretty much what the tabletop in my studio looked like for an obscene length of time. I carved a linoleum plate for this print.
LABELS<br>For this project, I lined the wall of my studio with hundreds of individually created labels. LAMP PRINT<br>Copper-plate etching is an extremely ancient technique for creating an image, and these lamps illustrate the process. LETTERPRESS CARD<br>This is a letterpress type specimen using the typeface Cheltenham. LC LIQUEURS<br>Friends of mine made a homemade batch of blackberry liqueur, and they asked me to create some small tags to hang from ribbons around the necks of the bottles. Using wood slices and linocut printing, these tags are rustic yet elegant. LOG<br>This copper log, with silver rings and a silver saw slicing through it, holds a bezel-set rutilated quartz cabochon. It stands in three dimensions, supporting itself on the tip of the saw. MAN CRAWLING SILVER RING<br>I have been interested in the fabrication of jewelry for quite a while; while I was in college I had access to an oven that would fire objects made of a special clay and turn them into solid silver. This man crawling on a ring was one of the pieces I hand-modeled. MIXED BAG PAINTING<br>This acrylic painting fulfilled my desire to create a mess and then portray it on canvas. PILLBOX PRINT TEST<br>Printmaking provides for physical manipulation of a material to produce an image—a process that speaks to me in a powerful way. Shown here are four ink color tests that I did with a small print plate. PLANT PRINT<br>I took a photograph a long time ago of a plant in front of a window with the sun shining in, and I recently rediscovered it. The contrast between light and dark truly make this linoleum cut print possible. PRINT TOOLS PRINT<br>I love printmaking, and I love tools. What better way to combine these loves than to make a print of printmaking tools? PENCIL SHARPENER<br>One of a series of close-up photographs, this piece is bolstered by the magnitude of the textures. SKULL PRINT<br>This print was created with a carved linoleum plate. The contrast between the light and dark areas and the crispness and clarity are the foundation of this piece. STEEL BRACELET<br>Cut and formed from steel sheet, this bracelet contains a hole which, if the bracelet is on the left wrist, fits perfectly over the wrist bone.
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My career in handicraft began long ago with refrigerator–bound crayon drawings, and has moved through many stages and degrees of messiness. I have experienced, and loved, charcoal, oil paint, steel, bronze, copper, wood, film, linoleum, paper, and plaster, and the list goes on.

I entered eagerly into the digital world, and the boundless possibilities continue to astound and enthrall me. Upon discovering coding, I realized that these languages are reminiscent of other languages that I have studied and fallen in love with.

Design is of great consequence for me—I love making art functional, and I love making function beautiful.

My bachelor degree is in Art, from Yale University, and I have a certificate in Graphic & Web Design from Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts. I have also studied poetry, foreign languages and jewelry making at places like Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard Extension School.

I am a member of AIGA.

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